Spiti is one of the most surreal and offbeat destinations in India. If you feel the need for adrenaline, a bike trip to Spiti Valley is all that you need. Covering almost 1500 kilometers is no mean feat and to make sure you make the most of your time, here is an itinerary for a bike trip to Spiti Valley from Delhi.
DAY 1 - DELHI TO CHANDIGARH
Start your adventurous journey and ride towards Chandigarh. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Chandigarh. Spend the day exploring this beautiful city and stay overnight in a hotel.
DAY 2 - CHANDIGARH TO NARKANDA
Narkanda is a small hill town of Himachal that is popular for skiing and is around 180 km away from Chandigarh. Try to reach Narkanda by late afternoon and avoid riding at night.
DAY 3 - NARKANDA TO CHITKUL
Post breakfast, start your journey on the beautiful stretch of road to Chitkul. Chitkul is located at a distance of 180 km from Narkanda and is the last village of India along the China border. It is a very peaceful village set against the mesmerizing backdrop of Kinnaur Valley.
DAY 4 - CHITKUL TO KALPA
Located at a distance of 90 km from Chitkul, Kalpa is filled with beautiful and scenic viewpoints. Try to reach Kalpa by late afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring this place.
DAY 5 - KALPA TO TABO
Your real ride to Spiti will start through Kalpa. Depart for Tabo in the morning and cover the distance of 150 km. Don’t forget to take a halt at Nako which has really amazing views that shouldn’t be missed.
DAY 6 - TABO TO KAZA
You will easily reach Kaza- the capital of Spiti in 1 to 2 hours. Take some rest and spent the whole day exploring this majestic place. Visit various places such as Key Monastery, Langza, Komic and witness the world’s highest post office located in Hikkim.
DAY 7 - KAZA TO CHANDRATAL LAKE
The next morning, leave for Chandratal Lake. it is situated at a distance of 150 km from Kaza. Chandratal or the Moon Lake is mysteriously enchanting and is a hotspot for trekkers and travelers. You can even enjoy breathtaking views of the Milky Way at night.
DAY 8 - CHANDRATAL TO MANALI
Depart for Manali in the early morning. You can experience the serenity of nature everywhere while riding to Manali. Take good sleep and stay overnight in Manali.
DAY 9 - MANALI TO DELHI
It is time to carry home lots of memories and a beautiful adventurous experience. Leave for Delhi with stories that you will be telling others for several years to come.
A bike trip to Spiti Valley is an achievement in itself and it is recommended to hire a suitable ride for Spiti from a bike rental company for a hassle-free experience. Follow the above-given itinerary and spend some time in a natural retreat.